Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Supreme Court has overruled the landmark 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.
“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” stated Justice Samuel Alito in the 6-3 majority opinion. He added, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”
President and Founder of Pacific Justice Institute, Brad Dacus, stated, “This is a landmark day for Americans across this great country for the defense of those who cannot defend themselves. For over 25 years, PJI has stood strong in defending in courts the lives of the pre-born and the sanctity of life. Under God’s direction, this is a pivotal reason why I founded PJI.” Mr. Dacus asserted, “This supreme court decision will send reverberations across the country and allow states to further protect life. With our unique positioning of offices in states across the country, we stand ready to work to assist legislatures to take full advantage of this historic decision.”
“Today marks the greatest opportunity in 50 years to protect women, unborn children and future generations. All children are precious. All women and all families deserve true respect. We must remember that Roe has, for decades, actively barred states from protecting unborn children and their mothers. Now we must ensure that across our nation – state by state – women and children receive the support, legal protection and dignity that they have been denied for decades,” declared PJI Nevada attorney, Emily Mimnaugh.
PJI Chief Counsel, Kevin Snider, stated, “This is an important milestone to protect the most vulnerable members of our country. But the fight is not over. We expect to face many tough battles across the country as this moves to the States.”
Through providence, PJI is perfectly positioned to undertake this momentous state-by-state mission as the largest Christian legal defense group in the US, with 22 offices across 18 states. For the past 25 years, the cause of the pre-born has been at the heart of our ministry at PJI. From signature victories at the Supreme Court (AB 775) to protecting churches and pro-life clinics unjustly interfered with and even sued by Planned Parenthood to presently fighting right now in federal court for a nurse practitioner who was denied jobs in women’s health because she would not perform elective abortions… We will not stop.
SOURCE Pacific Justice Institute